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Dusk at Moonwater and the fireflies are out!
Moonwater House
Welcome to Moonwater!
The layout of Moonwater (for more information go to  Facebook Moonwater54
Wijaya Beach - 5 mins away
The gorgeous sunset at Unawatuna Beach - 5 mins from Moonwater
5 Bedrooms, sleeps 10 very comfortably
Relax by the Moonwater Pool
Welcome to Moonwater!  De-stress, disconnect and re-connect with the things that matter...
Double Bedroom
The view from inside the Moonwater Yoga Shala
The Moonwater Staff Team are on hand 24/7
Review August 2016
Moonwater Seafood BBQ by the pool
Twin bedroom
Looking for Monkeys!
Moonwater House
Fully equipped kitchen
The Moonwater Pool under the banana and king coconut trees.
King Coconut reflection on the pool
Welcome to Moonwater - your tropical home from home in beautiful Sri Lanka
The big Buddha fountain by the yoga pavilion
The Morning Room next to the kitchen, over looking the pool and outside entertaining area.
Moonwater Bananas!
Mrs Chandrani, our Housekeeper extraordinaire!
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern Province

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Nick C
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Amazing!”
Reviewed February 9, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

The house is situated in a great location a few mins tut tut to the beach and amentiy, but you feel like your're in a tropical jungle paradise. It is very relaxed with very clean cozy facilities including a great pool. The whole team at the house couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating during my stay. I recommend anyone staying in Unawatuna to stay here.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Youngy201...
Dubai
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An Amazing Stay at Moonwater Retreat”
Reviewed January 25, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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I just wanted to say what a fabulous time we had at Moonwater Retreat in Unawatuna. It was our first time in SriLanka and we found the accommodation, staff, food and outdoor amenity to be everything you could ever want for, to enjoy an amazing holiday. Chandry (wow!!!!) was incredible and the hospitality and service levels provided by all the staff were another level.

The highlight of our trip was watching the surrounding willdlife from the stunning outdoor swimming pool. Seeing all the monkies and array of colourful birds play in the trees whilst bathing in the pool was an experience we will never forget. It was like being immersed in a natural oasis from within a wildlife sanctuary, amazing serenity you can watch for hours!!

Absolutely brilliant stay and highly recommend!!!!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Roger H
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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18 reviews
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“Good Family Retreat”
Reviewed April 27, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We stayed at Moonwater over the Sinhala/Tamil New Year with the family and my brother from England. Chandrani, the cook/housekeeper and Tilak her husband that does the the garden and the heavy lifting made the experience easy and relaxing. The house could do with a little work in the way of updating the bathrooms as they are of the floated concrete finish type and need a bit of updating. The decor is very Bawa-esque and it appears that there was a plan to have open air showers at the back of the three bedrooms on the main floor, which would make the place more useable and up to date.
As we were there over the new year festival period we didn't get to see the manager but he was available on the phone to ask our questions, pity he couldn't have made the effort to come and see us. We didn't get the fabled "Gino" the supposed fantastic cook, but Chandrani certainly did us well, in fact Chandrani provided an excellent, unobtrusive service.
Overall I can certainly recommend it as a family base to explore Galle and the surrounding South coast.

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Liked best: The housekeeper, Chandrani
Liked least: The pillows and mattresses
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Etlonphp
Beijing, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“fabulous homely place”
Reviewed February 10, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
4
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We are a large family of 10 persons, including old man above 70 and child ages 6, and stayed at moonwater for 5 nighs. Thanks to Mr Subodha and his team for making the whole experience so well, and it could not be a better choice to enjoy our vacaion with stay in moonwater.
1) The villa is decorated and furnished in Sri Lanka style, making us pleased and relexed. Rooms are large, well maintained and very clean.
2) It is close to Unawatuna Beach and Galle Fort, and easy to take TukTuk to go around.
3) The care-taking staffs are exemplary, that deserved our highly praise. Mr Subodha and Mrs Chandy(with his husband as gardener)treated us like VIP and were on hand to answer all our questions. Mr Subodha helped to arrange airport transport, gave suggestion on our trips, and even replied our requests beyond his work :). Mrs Chandy's mother-cooking is very delicious and was so kind to help to take our little child to hospital when the naughty baby got a unpredicted fever.

Overall, It is an unforgettable experience, and best for all of our family. We are definitely willing to come back if any chances.

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Liked best: all, especially the staff
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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antbuggo
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
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“Comfort, style and location - We will be back”
Reviewed September 16, 2013 for a stay in November 2012
2
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If your looking for a villa that is well priced and accommodates a large group... that's clean, comfortable, stylish and with all the comforts you would expect, we would certainly recommend Moonwater. Its not beachside, about a km inland and for us in Unawantuna that's exactly what we wanted. It has a lovely quiet garden feel about it. They have a good tuk tuk guy on site to take you wherever you want whom we found reliable and cheap. The girls like it as it was only 3 mins from the beach bars, 10 mins to the shops and restaurants in Galle Fort and for the blokes 15 mins from the decent surf breaks further south. Whilst it has good a kitchen, we also appreciated the good food that we could order through the Volunteers Village.
Thanks we will be back.

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Liked best: furnishings and fittings, quiet location
Liked least: wi fi was not working at the time
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cathy E
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
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“Perfect Holiday House!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013 for a stay in August 2012
3
people found this review helpful

We had a magical time at this very special place. The gardens, the house, the housekeeper, the food served for breakfast lunch and dinner - it all made for a truly perfect holiday. The owners were amazing making sure we had a tuk tuk driver at our disposal and that we knew all the best places in the area to go! The villa itself is divine and has been designed beautifully!
We will definitely be returning! This is a perfect beach holiday!

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Liked best: The interior
Liked least: That we had to leave
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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James W
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A superb find.....”
Reviewed September 16, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
3
people found this review helpful

Friends recommended that we stay at Moonwater and we were not disappointed. Located approx 10 mins by tuk tuk from Galle Fort in a very quiet area of Unawatuna. Its only 5 mins tuk tuk ride to all the beaches and restaurants.

Behind the walled garden and an impressive gate sits a lovely modern villa with loads of open space and stunning living and dining options.

The place is managed by a housekeeper and groundsman, Chandranie and Talek were great value and a lovely couple. Chandranie is a character all right - and never stops smiling.Her homemade local breakfasts are a must.

In summary, if you're looking for a clean and tidy villa away from the beach, don't look past Moonwater.

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Liked best: The relaxed feel of the villa and the lush surrounds
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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